Cuba at the Crossroads

Cuba Symposium

Join us February 10th, 2017 at Rollins College.

Cuba at the Crossroads is a symposium organized by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program at Rollins College.  The symposium will be held on Friday, February 10th at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL.  Academics and researchers will present on themes related to current domestic issues in Cuba, Cuba/US relations, or Cuba foreign relations.  Cuba at the Crossroads will promote dialogue about the changing relationship between Cuba, the United States, and other nations.

A welcome reception will be held the evening of Thursday, February 9th at 6:00pm.


The cost to attend Cuba at the Crossroads is $50.00.  The fee covers registration materials and breakfast and lunch the day of the symposium.

Registration is now open and is limited to the first 100 attendees, first-come, first-serve basis.  Registration will close on February 3, 2017.

You have the option of paying online through our secure e-commerce system, or mailing in your payment. 

You can register for the symposium here.

Submit a Proposal

We invite academics and researchers to submit proposals for 15-minute presentations on themes related to current domestic issues in Cuba, Cuba/US relations, or Cuban foreign relations.

Proposals in English are preferred, but ones in Spanish are also welcome.

Selected proposals on similar topics may be combined into a panel presentation.

The deadline for proposals has passed. The committee is currently reviewing proposals and will notify accepted proposals no later than Nov. 15, 2016.


You can download a copy of the symposium program here.

Thursday, February 9th
6:00pm-7:00pm Welcome Reception Barker House
Friday, February 10th
7:30am-9:00am Registration Mills Building / Galloway Room
8:00am-9:00am Breakfast Mills Building / Galloway Room
8:30am-8:50am Welcome Mills Building / Galloway Room
Morning Concurrent Sessions
9:00am-10:15am Panel A: Depictions of Cuba in Literature Olin Library / Library Meeting Room
9:00am-10:15am Panel B: New Challenges in the U.S./Cuba Political Dialogue Cornell Campus Center / Bieberbach Reed
10:30am-11:45am Panel A: Evolution in Cuba's Government and Political Institutions Olin Library / Library Meeting Room
10:30am-11:45am Panel B: Viviendo la Vida Cubana: Health in Cuban Society Cornell Campus Center / Bieberbach Reed
12:00pm-2:00pm Lunch Mills Building / Galloway Room
1:00pm-1:45pm Guest Speaker: Miguel Coyula, "Havana: A City in Cuba or a Cuban City?" Mills Building / Galloway Room
Afternoon Concurrent Sessions
2:15pm-3:30pm Panel A: Internal Dymanics: Cuba's Domestic Political Changes Cornell Campus Center / Bieberbach Reed
2:15pm-3:30pm Panel B: Religion and Education in Contemporary Cuba Faculty Club
3:45pm-5:00pm Panel A: Distintos Asuntos - Migration and Sustainability in Cuba Cornell Campus Center / Bieberbach Reed
3:45pm-5:00pm Panel B: Abriendo Fronteras: a New Chapter in Cuba Tourism Faculty Club

Rollins College Latin American and Caribbean Studies
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